HPI helps motorists keep on top of MOTs | Motoring Issues - Car News Nov 2017

MOTORING ISSUES

16:09 Friday 24 Nov 2017

A new online tool from automotive data experts hpi will enable motorists to check a vehicle’s MOT history.

The free and easy service is available at www.hpi.co.uk, using information direct from the DVLA of a vehicle’s MOT test history and current tax status.

The free hpi MOT History Check report includes MOT test date, recorded mileage, previous MOT test results, current MOT status,MOT due date, refusal notes, advisory notes, current road tax status, road tax and MOT renewal date reminder service.

Its introduction follows the news from the Retail Motor Industry Federation that over 90% of garages have reported an increase in the number of customers bringing in cars that have an expired MOT. The Government’s road tax reforms in 2014, which saw the traditional paper tax disc abolished in favour of digitalisation, has also seen a rise in the number of untaxed vehicles on the roads.  The check also helps highlight mileage discrepancies.

Fernando Garcia, consumer director at hpi, said, “Motorists can use this service to check the MOT status of their own vehicle or one they’re interested in buying and also get MOT and road tax renewal reminders two weeks before they are due.  One of the reasons behind the tool is to help combat clocking and keep motorists safe. One-in-Sixteen cars we check has a mileage discrepancy which equates to around 2.3m vehicles on UK roads. Our MOT history check information is very comprehensive and dates back to 2005 which means we can access records for any vehicle that has had an MOT since then.”

 

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